What Do Voice Actors Get Paid?
What Do Voice Actors Get Paid?
It’s likely that you have heard the voice of several well-known actors when reading or watching TV. Such as James Earl Jones in Star Wars or Samuel L. Jackson in Jurassic Park. But what do voiceover artists earn? You might be surprised by the response, especially given that voice acting is no longer just for well-known performers and blockbuster movies. As more people access material on digital platforms and mobile devices, voice actors are in higher demand than ever.
A voice actor is what?
Voiceover actresses are widely available these days. Anyone who is interested in working in radio already has a voiceover demo at home. What do all of these individuals do for a living then? There are a wide variety of voice actors out there, each with a wide range of specialisations and pay scales. It’s crucial to comprehend how they generate revenue.
What Qualifications Are Necessary to Become a Voice Actor?
For performers, there are various potential paths. Radio, television, film, and video games all employ voice actors. For instance, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Colin Firth are the most well-known English male actors who are not just well-liked in Britain but all over the world. These men all began their careers with various radio institutions.
The BBC is a significant platform for British accents, but it is not the only one; there is also Independent Radio (previously known as pirate radio) and regional stations like Capital FM, or regional stations where famous people like Cheryl Cole got their start as DJs on 105.9 FM in Newcastle while also modelling during her college years at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, from which she graduated in 2001!
Common misunderstandings regarding voice acting
Let’s be honest. Consider yourself a potential voice actor since your voice is good and you can imitate Betty White or William Shatner perfectly (who couldn’t?). The issue is that as long as an English male actor’s natural speaking voice is unaccented, no one really minds how he sounds. To be a good actor, you don’t need to sound like James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, or Robin Williams, so stop trying.
You could try to improve your speaking style so that it stands out from everyone else as most casting calls aim for someone who sounds genuine yet has a distinctive intonation.
So what is the hourly rate for male English actors? In New York City, you may anticipate making $150 each session with a possible top-out of $500. This figure drops by around 20% if you’re not in New York City. How does VO work? It refers to voice-over, which is the term for recordings used in radio and TV ads.
There are several alternatives outside of typical commercial employment, including video games and business training videos. Who employs voice over talent? Voice actors are used by every business on Earth, including banks, medical facilities, toy makers, and even cemeteries! Today, anybody with a computer and some software may work as a VO actor, even if they don’t have any formal training or a natural command of English, as we’ve already indicated above.